Easy’s NFL Awards

Bump the Oscars, forget the Emmy’s it’s time to lay out my picks for the 2010-11 NFL season. We are going to look at; Coach of the year, Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, as well as Offensive and Defensive players of the year. Here at Ballers Sports we want to hear from you so let us know in our comments section who you like and dislike. We are the people’s blog and we want to connect with you.
 
  *Drumroll* … and the winners are …

 

Offensive Rookie of the Year – Sam Bradford

 Bradford had his team on the cusp of the playoffs and that is a big deal regardless of how you feel about the NFC West. As a rookie to finish with more TD’s than Int’s (18 TD’s 16 int’s) is quite a big accomplishment. Taking this Rams team and winning 7 ball games is really a big deal. Bradford played like a vet and the Rams have their QB for the next decade.

Rams are set with Bradford for the next 10 yrs.

Honorable mention:

Bucs Wide Receiver Mike Williams. He had a 11 TD’s and almost 1,000 yards this season for the 10-6 Bucs.

Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski. Pairing with Aaron Hernandez, Gronkowski led the Patriots with 10 TD’s and has become one of Brady’s favorites.

 

 

 

Defensive Player of the Year -Ndamukong Suh

 Out of all the awards this one had to be the easiest. There was only one rookie that hit the ground running from day one and had a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball. So how do you spell “man”? .. S-U-H. Its has been years since we’ve seen a DT come into the league with this much impact. Not even Sapp, Haynesworth and Randle were this dominate as rookies. Suh had 10 sacks this year but more importantly he was a force in the middle of the lions D-line.

Honorable Mention:

KC Chiefs Defensive Back – Eric Berry. I love Berry’s game but he didn’t make enough plays during the season to overtake Suh, but Berry is gonna one of the best safety’s in the league in the next five years, quote me.

 

Offensive Player of the Year – Arian Foster

 

Foster racked up over 2000 all-purpose yards.

When you talk about players that nobody expected to shine, Arian Foster was at the top of that list. Foster in his second year piled up over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. Initially Foster was supposed to be 3rd on the depth chart for the Texans but made the most of his opportunity when it presented itself. I have to admit, Foster made this list partly because he was my fantasy league steal in the draft. However, he did put up big numbers and he won the rushing title by more than 200 yards. Foster was definitely a Baller this season.

Honorable Mention:
SD Chargers QB -Philip Rivers – This guy passed for over 4,000 yards and I will give you 2 dollars if you can name his wide receivers. He had a great season but you know how the Chargers roll, … no playoffs.
Patriots QB -Tom Brady – #12 is so good he we expect greatness from him and he did not disappoint. 36 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions, this has definitely been one of Brady’s best years.

 

Defensive Player of the Year – Ed Reed

Reed led the league in Interceptions this year with 8

So Ed Reed only played 10 games this season. That was enough for him to lead the league in interceptions in the 2010-11 season. In the last 4 games of the season Reed had 4 picks for 100 yards, this guy is the definition of a “ball hawking” safety. If Ray Lewis is the heart of that Ravens defense, Ed Reed is certainly the soul of it. The game he played last week against the Chiefs without knowing the whereabouts of his brother was simply amazing, Reed is simply a joy to watch.

Honorable Mention:

GB Packers LB – Clay Matthews – If you went the whole season and didn’t see Matthews play you missed a treat. He racked up 13.5 sacks and was just all over the field whenever that Green Bay defense was on the field. Matthews is gonna be playing in Hawaii for years to come.

Steelers Safety – Troy Polamalu – “Troy did you use my shampoo because it’s for guys who want stronger thicker hair?” ..haha .. Polamalu and Reed are two safeties cut from the same cloth, they are both all over the place play making safeties. And this sunday they will both be on the same field … thank you football gods.

MVP – Tom Brady

What is it this guy doesn’t have? He’s got 3 Superbowl rings, a model for a wife, and he certainly doesn’t need another MVP trophy on his mantle. Brady is the man guys wanna be and the man women want to be with, face it he is that good. This season when Moss left the Pats Brady took his play with his band of average receivers to another level. Finishing with 34 TD’s and putting a consistent dominating effort is the reason why he is my MVP. I have the Pats winning it all so I guess its true what they say, the rich just keep getting richer.

Brady threw for 34 TD

Honorable Mention:

Eagles QB – Mike Vick – The debate has been all season about who is the greatest Vick or Brady. Vick had an outstanding year and some of the things he did (mainly that redskins game) was nothing short of breathtaking. Vick is a great story but he finishes 2nd on my ballot.

Coach of the Year – Raheem Morris

 
 
 

 

 

 

Raheem

No this isn’t my “homer” pick, look at the numbers. Raheem “the dream” took the youngest team in the league and won 10 games this season. Going into the season everyone had the Bucs winning 2 or 3 games at the most. I’m a Bucs fan and I thought we would only win 5 or 6. Morris had those guys believing in themselves and his system. It’s a joy to see a young black coach succeeding when the opportunities aren’t that plentiful. Along with his young QB Josh Freeman, who had a stellar season we haven’t seen the last of Raheem Morris.

Honorable Mention:

KC Chiefs Coach Todd Haley – Props to Haley for getting his team to come out of nowhere just like Morris did with the Bucs. Haley doesn’t have a sexy team, just a bunch of guys that are FOOTBALL players … and very fast at that. This is a fun team to watch and it will be interesting to see what they do next year when expectations rise.

 

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